Fl. Australia 28: 314 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Mat-forming herb to c. 20 cm high; branches c. nodular with residual leaf-bases. Leaves slightly fleshy, spathulate, narrowly obovate to obovate or elliptic, 5–14 mm long, (1.5–)2–5 mm wide, glabrous or with a few hairs, margin flat, apex acute. Flowers solitary in upper axils; pedicels 2–20 mm long, up to 30 mm long in fruit, sparsely and minutely hairy. Calyx 3–4 mm long, tube very short; broader pair of lobes elliptic, ovate or spathulate, 1.5–2 mm wide, obtuse, narrower pair of lobes narrowly ovate or narrowly obovate, 1.2–1.5 mm wide, acute, ciliate at base; corolla 3–5 mm long, lobes 2–3 mm long. Capsules c. 3 mm long, 4–7 mm wide. Flowers Nov.–Feb.
VAlp. Tas. Also NZ. Rare in Victoria where localised on peaty soils in wet heath or Sphagnum bog communities of the Baw Baw plateau.
Although Dunlop (1996) treated this as S. montana var. montana, noting the existence of a separate variety in New Zealand (Mitrasacme montana var. helmsii), the appropriate combination has not been made for the New Zealand plant, so by default, 'var. montana' has not formally been named.
Dunlop, C.R. (1996). 'Schizacme', Flora of Australia 28: 58, 59.
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